EWM Community Health Hubs

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What you need to know

The Community Health Hub (CHH) model provides integrated resources from DHHS to be passed down to local communities to build capacity within local health departments to increase preventive screening in adults.

Local health departments collaboratively work with community level partners and DHHS to assess the needs of the community and priority populations around preventive screening with emphasis on breast, cervical, and colon cancer, uncontrolled hypertension and obesity. Through community partnership and engagement, pathways to care are developed with implementation of evidence based interventions. Outcomes are meant to improve access to high-quality preventive screening services, enhance community linkages and strengthen data collection and utilization that impact quality of life and health outcomes for Nebraska residents.


Healthy Behavior Support Services 

Every Woman Matters offers free or reduced cost Healthy Behavior Support Services to help clients reach their weight, fitness, and nutrition goals.  Healthy Behavior Support Services may include the following:

National Diabetes Prevention Program

Motivational Interviewing
It is required that all Community Health Hubs take Motivational Interviewing Training.  Training is offered in-person at least once per calendar year.  Below is the online video tutorial that can be watched:

Promising Practices

Nebraska Promising Practice HIGHLIGHTS and SUMMARIES

Project:  Increasing Mammography Rates Utilizing Onsite Mobile Mammography
Health Department:  Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department

Project:  Worksite Wellness in Southeast Nebraska
Health Department:  Southeast District Health Department

Community Health H​ub Resources

DHHS Website Review Recording

Breast and Cervical Resources
Breast Cancer Awareness Month Social Media Toolkit
Cervical Cancer Awareness Month Social Media Posts
Cervical Cancer - Early Detection Costs Image
Cervical Cancer - Cancer Is Costly Image 

Cholesterol Resources

Guide to Lowering Cholesterol
Your Cholesterol Score Explained
Your Cholesterol Score Explained (Spanish)
Questions to Ask Your Doctor
Questions to Ask Your Doctor (Spanish)
Cholesterol Myths and Facts
Cholesterol Myths and Facts (Spanish)
How Can I Improve My Cholesterol?
How Can I Improve My Cholesterol? (Spanish)
Foods to Choose to Lower Your Cholesterol
Dimensions of Patient Engagement Infographic
How Can Physical Activity Become a Way of Life?
How Can Physical Activity Become a Way of Life? (Spanish)
How Can I Cook Healthfully?
How Can I Cook Healthfully? (Spanish)
How Do I Understand the Nutrition Facts Label?
How Do I Understand the Nutrition Facts Label? (Spanish)
Nutrition: How to Make Healthier Food Choices
Nutrition: How to Make Healthier Food Choices (Spanish)
Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Cholesterol
Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Cholesterol (Spanish)

High Blood Pressure/Diabetes Resources
Understanding and Managing HBP Booklet
2017 Blood Pressure Guidelines
7 Tips for Accurate Blood Pressure Reading
African Americans and High Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure Measurement Instructions
Consequences of High Blood Pressure Infographic
High Blood Pressure and Stroke
How Can I Reduce My Blood Pressure
SMBP Patient Training Reference Guide
What is High Blood Pressure Medicine
What is High Blood Pressure
What Can I Do To Improve My High Blood Pressure
Why Should I Limit Sodium
Prevent Type2 Diabetes: A guide to refer patients to diabetes prevention programs

Tobacco Resources:
EWM Provider Training. Refering EWM Clients to the Tobacco Quitline.How to Refer Patients to the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline

Tobacco Free Nebraska Fax Referral Form
Tobacco Free Nebraska Fax Referral Instructions
Tobacco Free Nebraska Frequently Asked Questions Spanish (PDF) 
Tobacco Free Nebraska Cessation Resources List Spanish (PDF) 
Tobacco Free Nebraska Quitline Order Form
Quitting Chew Resource (English)  Spanish (PDF)
Diabetes & Tobacco


Evidence Based Intervention Resources:

EBI Frequently Asked Questions
EBI Success Stories
Community Clinical Linkages Infographics and Information
Environmental Approaches Inforgraphic
Data Driven Decision Making Infographic
Using EBIs Infographics
Screen Out Cancer:  EBI Infographics
EBI Resources

Community Tool Box database of Best Practices
BUILD Health Challenge  bold, upstream, integrated, local, data driven community interventions
Putting Public Health Evidence in Action Training Workshop
Practical Playbook
Integrating Evidence Based Clinical and Community Strategies to Improve Health  
Evaluation Toolkit Resource
MIYO (Make It Your Own) -make professional grade health materials on your own

Increasing Cancer Screening Among Attendees of Community Health Centers  
Health in All Policies
Clinical Community Linkages for the Prevention and Control of Chronic Disease
Creating Clinical Community Linkages Between Physicians and Community Pharmacists
Health Impact Pyramid
How to Increase Preventive Screening Rates in Practice

CDC Community Health Improvement Navigator -one-stop-shop that offers community stakeholders expert-vetted tools and resources for:

Trainings and Continuing Education Resources

EWM Training Opportunities - see the most up to date training webinars on Every Woman Matters and the Nebraska Colon Cancer Screening Program.  Trainings include Enrollment, Screening, State Pap Plus Program, Diagnostic Enrollment and Referring Clients to the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline. 

Health Equity and Prevention Primer  - web-based training series for public health practitioners and advocates interested in achieving health, safety and health equity through policy advocacy, community change, and 
multi-sector engagement.

CANCERcare.org - dedicated to providing free, professional support services including counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications and financial assistance. 

PeerView Institute - dedicated to improving clinical competence and performance, patient outcomes and ultimately public health through the provision of continuing education (CME and professional development activities.  Credits are available FREE of charge for physicians and nurses.  Many classifications of topics are available.

American Academy of CME, Inc. - recognizes the importance of continuing education for professional development for healthcare professionals and the need to address clinical practice gaps that impact patient care.  The Academy provides certified continuing education to physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, dieticians, social workers/case managers, transplant coordinators and other healthcare professionals.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - clinical practice guidelines and resources are housed on this site.
Public Health and Primary Care Collaboration: A Practice-Based Approach 
The University of Minnesota is offering a one-hour course that challenges learners to discuss similarities and differences between public health departments and primary care clinics, identify problems as well as solutions, and design action steps to promote collaboration using a process-based perspective.